This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

How effective is CDBaby physical distribution?

Discussion in 'Bar' started by SonicThHedgog, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. SonicThHedgog

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    I know that if your product is priced at a cheap amount that super D will buy a amount of copies and distrubute it to over 2000 stores *correct me if that is not the process*

    But could someone tell me how effective is this in building your base, the chances of your album ending up on a shelf, and why would it be a good Idea to physical ditribute.

    I was thinking of physically distributing a 9-10 electronica track album then a 9 track rock album, and Im not really sure what to do. :bah:


    my cloud incase
    http://soundcloud.com/aires

    Someone enlighten me!
     
  2. smy1

    smy1 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2006
    Messages:
    2,755
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Hamburg, Germany
    As always: if you have no fanbase, then CD Baby won't create one. And if you have no fanbase, then you might as well sell through your own site and ship the few cds/shirts yourself. I used them a few years back and it was kind of a hassle because they wouldn't stock over a certain amount of CDs, so I had to keep sending them CDs to sell.
     
  3. dissident

    dissident Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    We've sold several CD with the CD Baby distribution, I quote smy1; it really depends on your fanbase.

    For my band (Italy based) CD Baby it's a good channel to cut shipping rates to USA, because shipping them individually from Italy will be too expensive.
     
  4. Loren Littlejohn

    Loren Littlejohn Lover of all boobage.

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    11,754
    Likes Received:
    38
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Auburn NY- we grow em you listen
    Effective in getting your CD/download available? Yes.

    Effective in getting you new listeners? No not really, it kind of can if the person is actively searching for music in your genre and finds you but how often does that happen??
     
  5. eken

    eken New Metal Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2007
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    sweden
    What they said. We had some problems with them on our last album. when it took them forever to get it up on iTunes and spotify, but I have friends in bands that have had nothing but good things to say about them.
     
  6. VH1

    VH1 You're not reading this.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Brazil
    I find it very effective, all copies I sent them were sold and they keep on asking for bigger quantities. The download is pretty hard to sell, though.
    If you associate your CDBaby account with Jango Airplay, your sales should probably raise in the US after a few months. It's been working nicely for me.
     
  7. Axonic Rot

    Axonic Rot Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Why bother when you can ship them yourself? CDbaby is am antique leftover from the days before paypal. If you sell so many albums that you need someone to ship them for you, CDbaby still isn't the answer.
     
  8. drew_drummer

    drew_drummer Dancefap

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    Messages:
    6,486
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    London, UK
    CDBaby is okay, but really it's mainly good for getting your shit onto iTunes, Spotify, et al. Bandcamp has been awesome for us for the rest of it.
     

Share This Page